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A European Muhammad? Between history and memory, polemics and praise

English historian Edward Gibbon devoted a long chapter of his monumental History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 vols., 1776-89) to the rise of Islam, and in particular to the career of the prophet Muhammad. Gibbon presents him as a charismatic leader, wise ruler, loved and respected by his followers. Above all, Muhammad brought his people...


Compte-rendu de lecture : “Before and after Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused”

Informations sur l’ouvrage Titre : Before and after Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused Auteur : Garth Fowden Édition : Princeton: Princeton University Press Année de parution : 2014 Informations complémentaires : Pp. xiv, 230.  ISBN: 978-0-691-15853-2   Book review (pour la version française, cliquez ici) Fārābī, writing in Baghdad in the middle of the tenth century, tells how Augustus came...